Archive for August, 2013

Radical Homemaking

Radical Homemaking

4 by / on August 30, 2013, 9:53 pm / in Faith, Ponderings

Today I carried my computer, a mocha, and a candle up to the tree house to write. Admittedly the candle (Lemon Loaf) was ridiculous as an add-on, but a bit of fire seemed a good way to bring a tad of warmth to a coolish late-August morning. In June I hauled up a card table and Mark sweetly carried up this […]

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Pickled Beets

Pickled Beets

2 by / on August 29, 2013, 8:33 pm / in Food Preservation, Preservation Projections

The only way I preserve beets is to pickle them as we don’t care for them canned. So we eat them out of the garden from June to October and then enjoy pickled beets year around. These can be added to salads or eaten on their own, and you can leave out the spices or change them up to your […]

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Peaches!

CSA Newsletter Week 14

0 by / on August 28, 2013, 5:16 pm / in Newsletters

For all of you teachers and parents of school-age children, school likely represents the beginning of fall–and it is just around the corner. Pumpkins, colorful leaves, and yellow buses flow together with the first days of school. This morning’s morning walk with Mark we saw the sun rise–a reminder that the sun rises later and sets earlier. The afternoon sun […]

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Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut

0 by / on August 26, 2013, 8:49 pm / in Food Preservation, Preservation Projections

Now that the large late summer and fall Kaitlin cabbages are harvestable my hankering for sauerkraut kicks in. Spring and summer cabbages, like the Farao we grow, will also work, but the later maturing cabbages, like Kaitlin have a higher sugar content and make for better sauerkraut. I doubled-checked my method of kraut-making before publishing it here, wanting to be […]

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Pesto Cubes

Pesto Cubes

0 by / on August 23, 2013, 7:25 am / in Farm Home Cooking, Food Preservation, On the Side, Preservation Projections

Pesto making time is from mid to late summer season when basil grows abundantly and needs to be picked every couple of days. I put up about a gallon of pesto cubes since we use a fair bit of pesto throughout the year, adding it to soups, pastas, grilled sandwiches, and pizza sauce.  After posting the Summer Roasted Vegetable Pizza recipe, […]

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